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What’s bugging me?

Gardening has so many celebrities; the flowers, the fruit and the veg!

But there’s also the bugs. I’ve been chasing a few down with my new macro lens for the trusty phone.


I keep trying to take good shots of these lovely creatures but since I got a macro lens they’ve become more elusive, particularly the one that was jewel coloured. This little brown fella was reluctant to stay still.



Then meanwhile there’s the
something lurking in the fronds of the asparagus plants.


Colourful monster!


The earwig that came home with us was a tricky subject too.

I got busy with the macro lens and the echinacea too.



And then there were the raspberries.


12 comments on “What’s bugging me?

  1. AnnetteM
    October 5, 2014

    Macro lenses are such fun aren’t they. Great earwig photo.


  2. Debra
    October 5, 2014

    Love these. Monsters! Rar!


  3. tootlepedal
    October 5, 2014

    You need a good pot of glue for insects.


  4. jpeggytaylor
    October 6, 2014

    Bugs are brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚ Great macro shots!


    • lizard100
      October 6, 2014

      Not that great. I need to keep practicing. My bee pictures are better.

      Liked by 1 person

      • jpeggytaylor
        October 6, 2014

        Ah yes, we find bees can be quite accommodating and are willing to linger a while ๐Ÿ™‚


      • lizard100
        October 6, 2014

        They also like flowers so stay still on them.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Kim in Fiji
    October 11, 2014

    The photos may not be “great” (YOUR word) – but I am impressed. It takes steady hands (or tripod) and a mountain of patience to get any small creature. The little dude on the mirror is doubly nice ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. mjh333
    March 17, 2015

    It’s such an amazing world through marco …!

    Liked by 1 person

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